Against Cincinnati, Trey Lyles wore his game face

Trey Lyles - photo by Walter Cornett
– photo by Walter Cornett

Trey Lyles has a habit of mugging for the camera, sticking his tongue out or cocking an eyebrow as he walks by.

But against , Lyles wore his game face. The freshman forward finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds, his second career double-double.

“I keep talking about Trey Lyles,” said coach . “We’re training him as a three, but he’s a four. He can step out and shoot, he can make free throws, he’s good with the ball, but he’s 6-10. So when we put him next to the basket, I thought he was really good.”

Lyles did half of his damage in the first half. On back-to-back offensive possessions, Lyles backed down a lone defender into the lane and finished at the rim. The second trip, he spun, elevated and threw a shot through the basket.

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